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thinkpositive - Sunday Mar 22, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Hi all,

Doing well on my 6 week diet plan. It's only been four days but it's been manageable and I've been able to stay away from snack foods. EXCEPT for sleep! Anyone know why I wake so early.? I know it has something to do with what I'm eating . Is it the number of calories? This plan calls for about 1400 calories which isn't super low. It's not low carb but is lower in fat. Any thoughts?

I'm willing to sacrifice some sleep for weight loss but not for a long period of time.

So I'm eating 3 meals of about 300 calories with 2 snacks of around 200 calories. My big sacrifice is staying away from wine which I'm not happy about but I'm sure even a small glass will slow down weight loss.

Trying to exercise every day for at least 30 minutes.

Will give a weight update when I weigh in on Tuesday.

puddles on 03/22/2015:
I can't help you with the sleep thing I am an early riser whatever time I go to bed. I am sure you will figure it out. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 03/22/2015:
No idea about the sleep but I know it's important for weight loss. Good luck.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/22/2015:
I have experienced poor sleep when eating what i guess is too low calories for me. If i did a few days of 1200, no doubt i'd have screwy sleep. even calories at 1400 does it to me - but it also depends when i eat & what i eat. If i have only liquids for dinner, i will surely be up and hungry...One glass of wine will not hamper your weight loss very much.

biscottibody59 on 03/22/2015:
Glad you found a program you can live with--sounds like good support as well!

I can go on and on about sleep--haha! If you've been used to drinking alcohol right before bed it may be that you're going through a period of withdrawal/adjustment and it's just a matter of time for your system to acclimate to the change.

I'm a 100% happy camper with my CPAP therapy since being diagnosed with sleep apnea about 5 years ago. I get GREAT restorative sleep about 99.999% of the time:-)

I hope you figure it out--it's miserable to have sleep issues of any kind!

Umpqua on 03/23/2015:
I've had disrupted sleep patterns when going extremely low carb and during my vegan experiment. So I'm guessing it has something to do with your body adjusting to this new way of eating. It could have something to do with the wine too, but I bet your body will adjust pretty soon. Keep up the good work!

Maria7 on 03/24/2015:
Sounds like you have a good program going, especially the 30 mins walking each day as well as 1400 cals/day. :-)

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thinkpositive - Wednesday Mar 18, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


Finding that I have not been having success on my own, decided to enroll in a 6 week weight managment program offered at a local hospital. Attended my first session yesterday & will attend once a week for 6 weeks. Based on nutritional standards & not so much counting calories but based on a small dinner plate being filled 1/2 vegetables, 1/4 of the plate ,or 3 oz of protein & small portion of carbs + fruit & nonfat milk. I'm "thinking positive" about this program & need the accountability of weighin in once a week. It's all women , around a dozen of us , some with more to lose than me but many about the same size. I happen to know the woman, a nutritionist, who runs the program & respect her. She has a nice manner & is supportive. I'll be letting you know how this works for me. The difference for me is eating more protein for breakfast & eating more vegetables & less protein for dinner. And of course only nutritious snacks. That will be my challenge. Oh, & I don't remember wine being mentioned!

Will find time later to respond to posts. Wish me luck on this program!

puddles on 03/18/2015:
Good luck with your new program. Have a great day.

Umpqua on 03/18/2015:
Sounds interesting, and I'm sure it will be nice to have a real-life support group. Best of luck with it!

BellaK on 03/18/2015:
Some people thrive in group settings - I hope it works great for you!

thinnside40 on 03/18/2015:
Best wishes~

grannyannie on 03/18/2015:
Hope the programme proves helpful!

SkinInTheGame on 03/18/2015:
So excited for you! You will have to let is know how it goes!! Best of luck!

Maria7 on 03/19/2015:
Sounds real good! :-)

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thinkpositive - Saturday Mar 14, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Yesterday was a good day- pretty much taking it easy after Thursday oral surgery.

B- oatmeal , Lunch- tomato soup, bread w/ p.b. Dinner- broccoli/cheddar soup, snacks- apple sauce, 2 squares of chocolate, yogurt, orange

Exercise- housework

biscottibody59 on 03/14/2015:
I hope your dental recovery continues to go well--enjoy the rest of your day!

thinkpositive - Thursday Mar 12, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Busy this week so just catching up. Today on a "soft" diet as I had a tooth pulled. i was a mess thinking about it so glad it's over with & going to follow post-op instructions so that I won't have any problems. Ice, pain medications, salt water rinses, antibiotics

Today - toast before dental procedure , butternut squash soup, applesauce, ice cream, yogurt

Exercise - spotty this week- treadmill on Tues, & a 50 min walk on Wed, resting today.

I was hoping that his would be a great week for weight loss but it's not looking that way- but the week isn't over yet!

puddles on 03/13/2015:
I hate the dentist appointments. Have a great day.

Umpqua on 03/13/2015:
Sorry to hear about your tooth, definitely take it easy and follow instructions to avoid any complications. I hope you start to feel better over the weekend!

thinkpositive - Monday Mar 09, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Good Monday morning-

It was a nice weekend. Not a perfect weekend but at least maintained the loss of the last week. Nothing to get excited about as the loss was the gain of the last month. Still no real planned exercise except for snow shoveling & ice chipping. Although I'm not minimizing that as exercise. We have ice like a glacier outside the garage & I'm still shoveling paths from our time away in Feb.

Sunday- B- toast w/ smart balance, L- squash soup & crackers, D- Pork, eng muff, cole slaw, wine, Snacks- peanuts, 2 squares of chocolate. Hmm- seems like I'm missing something. Came to around 1400 when I posted on LoseIt.

Anyone else use the LoseIt app? I Really like it. it stores your food so it's easy to pull up foods that you eat frequently. You can put the ingredients of a recipe & it calculates your serving.

I'm not posting my weight here because it makes me too crazy. Up a pound, down a few , up again. Just not serving a good incentive for me. I will say that I am setting a 10 lb goal. Although I have a lot more to lose than that, ten is a doable goal for now.

Have a good Monday!

puddles on 03/09/2015:
Still chipping away at the ice - what a Winter you are having.

It is at times a up and down journey that we are one but if we stay on the journey it starts going our way.

Good luck and have a great day.

Umpqua on 03/09/2015:
I'm crossing my fingers we won't have to do another ice chipping - I am SO done with snow removal :P It's supposed to stay above freezing this week so hopefully we just get some good melting. Good for you for staying on track this weekend!

Maria7 on 03/09/2015:
Good on the 10 pound goal...I have recently thought about doing the same...losing just 10 pounds would put me back into some of my clothes I currently can't wear. :-)

thinnside40 on 03/09/2015:
Goals in any amount are good. When reached, they all add up in the end.

Maria7 on 03/10/2015:
Hope you are having a good day today on Tuesday. :-)

teensybikini1 on 03/10/2015:
Thats great that you kept the weight off. Keep it up! Good short-term goal.

thinkpositive - Saturday Mar 07, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


Friday was not the day I had planned but that's life. Called for a dentist appt & since they could take me right away , there went my gym class. & then went to the oral surgeon for a consult in the p.m. Turns out that my last dentist didn't take care of a few dental problems so need to have a wisdom tooth pulled & three teeth need major work. At least I feel that I have a good dentist now & will have the needed work taken care of. Thnk positive, right? !

Meals yesterday- B- wh toast, L- salad & soup out at restaurant , D- Thai restaurant- vegetabes & chicken Snacks- gl of wine, peanuts, piece of chocolate

No idea about calories. Fairly healthy meals . Always think there are hidden calories in those Thai meals.

Will try to get some exercise in this weekend.

thinnside40 on 03/07/2015:
If you can think positive about dentist visits...Kudos to you! I've not had good luck w/them over the years, but hope you can get things take care of and in the right way.

thinkpositive - Friday Mar 06, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


Another decent day -

B- fruit & almond milk smoothie, L- tom/basil soup, small piece of toast, handful of cashews, 2 slices of turkey; D- leftover African stew; Snacks- peanuts, 100 calorie ice cream bar; 2 pieces of chocolate

Exercise- just floor stretches

Happy about- keeping calories in check, eating mostly healthy food, eating small portions, no wine

Today- more exercise

Hope everyone has a great Friday!

Umpqua on 03/06/2015:
Excellent work, I hope you have a nice weekend!

biscottibody59 on 03/06/2015:
You're really on track--good job!

Enjoy the weekend there!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/06/2015:
hey! I like your eats. just like you, I am eating more nuts (even if it's in the form of peanut butter) and fattier foods including full fat yogurt and also avocado. Seems these foods are more satisfying than their low fat and no fat counterparts.

thinkpositive - Thursday Mar 05, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


Good day yesterday. B.- wh toast w/ smart balance , L- carrot/ ginger soup. D- African stew w/ chick peas, tomatoes, peanut butter, sweet ptoatoes Snacks- peanuts, sorbet, wine, apple, square of chocolate

Exercise- shoveled a path (long) with all of February's snow, mall walking

Challenges- out with grandchildren for ice cream & ordered sorbet- I guess better choice than ice cream

Feel good about- Having a no meat day, getting in some exercise, having mostly healthy snacks. Scale showed down one of the pounds gained in Feb.

Now to make it two good days in a row!

Have a great day!

Umpqua on 03/05/2015:
That stew sounds delicious and good job substituting the sorbet, definitely a better choice than ice cream!

thinkpositive on 03/06/2015:
Thanks Umpqua!

thinkpositive - Wednesday Mar 04, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


I'm back home & back to routine. So, no excuses, right? Seriously, March has got to be a month of being more diligent about watching my portions, eating healthy , avoiding snacks ( This is me giving myself a pep talk.) This morning I had a Dr appt & of course one of the first things they want to do is get a weight. I said, not today. The nurse said, ok, works for me. I like this time of the patient being more in control.

Speaking of weighing in though- I didn't have a scale available to me for the last 5 weeks. So I did gain a few pounds & hope to get those off this week.

Yesterday- Wh toast w/ smart balance. , ginger carrot soup, chicken stir fry w/ rice yogurt, gl of wine, 2 oranges, mini snickers. serving of almonds

Hope all is well with everyone!

Umpqua on 03/04/2015:
Welcome back (although I'm sure you're wishing you were back in FL :) At least we're supposed to have a thaw next week, I'm so looking forward to that. Good plan for March moving forward!

thinnside40 on 03/04/2015:
Best wishes for moving forward!

grannyannie on 03/04/2015:
Hope you can get back on track. I'm having trouble getting seriously on track and staying there! We'll both do it with the holiday weight we both gained!

thinkpositive - Tuesday Feb 17, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


Been busy with guests and not in any usual routine. Things going well- Good amount of walking. Walking at least 30 min each day- more often 45 min.. I do appreciate being here in Fl & able to exercise outside. Though I am missing my weights & abs class & zumba. Food choices fine in the morning through about 4 pm.

Not going so well- Snacking starting around 4 until dinner. I just can' t have any nuts, crackers, or I keep going back for more. Same for a glass of wine- often turns into a glass & a half. All of these things are preventing me from losing.

As I said in an earlier post, I don't have a scale here . As I was walking into a Publix market one day I saw a woman getting on a scale. One of those large scales & I thought - That is the last thing I would ever do! I hate being weighed in the Dr office so the idea of weighing myself in a grocery store for all of the world to see would be a nightmare!

Have not been logging my calories on Lose it for the last few days so will get back to doing that this week.

grannyannie on 02/17/2015:
Looks like you are enjoying your trip. It's VERY challenging to stay on plan when traveling.

Umpqua on 02/17/2015:
You picked a great time to get away with all the snow and frigid temps we've been dealing with. Good for you for staying on top of the exercise while away. I wouldn't get on one of those public scales either!

puddles on 02/17/2015:
I remember the scale at the Publix stores I also could not bring myself to doing that in front of all the people. Enjoy your holidays and have a great day.

Maria7 on 02/17/2015:
I know what you mean about the nuts, etc...I've had to recently give up my beloved sunflower seeds, too.

thinnside40 on 02/17/2015:
Enjoy that weather and the visits :)

biscottibody59 on 02/17/2015:
Nuts I can manage--crackers not so much. I can't stand ritz crackers, but if the leftovers are sitting around (I use them in an apple strudel recipe), I'll inhale them. Go figure!

Hang in there!

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